1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure.
My name is Wladimir Huber. I am a Tech-Entrepreneur with focus on FinTech, Real Estate, Blockchain and data driven companies with an extensive knowledge in founding and scaling companies. I have a M.A. in finance & information technology from Leuphana University. I’m currently living in Hamburg, Germany. I am a big fan of technology, investing, innovation, reading and personal development.
I am the Founder and Executive Director of KlickOwn and passionate Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Investor devoting my time and expertise to make things happen. With over 10 years of experience in founding, building, leading and investing in different businesses, I strive to contribute my knowledge, skillset and network to business ideas and people I believe in.
I am passionate about personal development and about habits of success. I love to learn and to spend my time with people who are positive, motivated and are seeing opportunities where others see problems.
2. Which product or service do you offer, and who are your competitors?
KlickOwn is a digital platform leveraging blockchain technology to build the best real estate investing experience. That means minimizing fees, improving return potential, and unlocking access for all investors. For our revolutionary approach we’ve been regularly recognized by publications like Welt and Investing.com as one of the most exciting fintech startups in Germany.
KlickOwn enables everyone to invest completely digitally and barrier-free in top-tier European properties. The convenient and fully digital investment process allows everyone to invest within a few minutes. KlickOwn transfers the digital assets, which are directly tied to the investment in the particular underlying real estate project, directly into the personal investor account. Moreover, everyone can easily sell their digital assets 24/7 on cooperating digital currency exchanges.
Every single project we are offering at our platform is absolutely first class selected and picked. We have an outstanding real estate pipeline and are scaling across all verticals and geographies. The market for real estate is the largest in the world and security tokens will in just a few years represent a significant part of global assets. We are talking about a trillion USD market potential capitalizing on new technology and a traditional very secure and attractive asset class.
3. How did you get the business idea and take it from launch to the first customers?
Participating in the ups and downs of the crypto market from 2015 on, I have always been looking at the development on the market. With new regulations and the switch from utility tokens to security tokens I saw a great opportunity to be engaged in this new field. Combining the underlying advantages of security tokens with the regulatory progress, we have decided to take a closer look on how we can apply this to a stable asset class such as real estate. This is when the idea for KlickOwn was born. Since then we have been focusing on structuring and developing the platform. With onboarding strong partners and leveraging our network, we have managed to secure our first deal and to get our first customers / investors.
4. How have you financed your startup? Any lessons would you like to share from the fund-raising journey?
As of now we have used own funds. We have no external capital. We are planning to raise funds in the future. Overall, fundraising is about the story and you need to believe in your own story if you want others to give you money thus believing in you.
5. Which are the key trends and opportunities in (European) financial services?
All topics related to security tokens, blockchain and AI. The regulatory environment will play a key role in enabling innovation.
6. What’s on your bookshelf/ reading list?
This is an extract.
|Napoleon Hills`s golden rules
|Attraction isn`a choice
|Attract Women Through Honesty
|Ritual Magick and Physic Influence
|Secrets of Speed Seduction
|Getting Things Done
|Thomas J stanley
|The Millionaire Next Door
|Robert T. Kiyosaki
|Yuval Noah Harari
|Sapiens – A brif history of humankind
|Money Master the game
|Vom Ansprechen zum date
|The Alabaster Girl
|48 Laws of Power
|Art of Seduction
|How Rich People Think
|T. Harv Eker
|Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
|S. Kothler & J. Wheal
7. Your favorite place for a coffee and/ or a drink?
At home with my wife. Besides that, I like to have coffee at air airports.